A twin-engine Beechcraft Baron airplane crashed at Meadows Field Tuesday afternoon, injuring the pilot, the plane's only occupant. The aircraft sustained major damage in the 4:45 p.m. crash.
Two Kern County Fire Department rescue units arrived at the scene moments afterward and spotted the pilot walking near the aircraft. Firefighters gave him medical care while simultaneously extinguishing a fire in the plane's right engine.
The unidentified pilot suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.
Hall Ambulance, the Kern County Sheriff's Office and Meadows Field airport police assisted with the incident.